cook the quinoa
Add quinoa to a sieve and rinse under running water. Add to a saucepan and add the water. Place over medium heat. Cover with a lid and cook for 15 minutes. Using a fork, fluff the quinoa and set it aside to cool.
cook the broccoli
Cut the broccoli into smaller pieces. Discard the hard parts (use them for soup). Place a pan over medium heat. Add about a cup of water (200ml) to cover 1 cm (1/2-inch) of the pan. Bring to a boil, and add the broccoli. Lower the heat, cover with a lid, and cook for 8 - 10 minutes or until the broccoli is cooked. Strain the broccoli and set aside to cool slightly.
Add cooked quinoa, broccoli, shredded cheese, flour, an egg, and diced garlic to a food processor bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Pulz a couple of times to get a firm mixture that you can easily shape into a fritter. If the mixture is too dry, add two or three tablespoons of water.TipFeel free to use a food chopper or forks and a bowl to make the patties.
cook the fritters
Slightly grease your hands with oil. Divide the mixture into twelve parts and shape each piece into a patty. Place a large pan over medium-high heat. Add a tablespoon of olive oil and half of the fritters. Cook them 5 - 6 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown and delicious. Repeat the process with the rest of the fritters. Grease the pan with a tablespoon of oil before adding a new batch. Transfer the cooked broccoli fritters to a wire rack lined with a paper towel.
Divide the fritters between four plates. Serve with Yogurt Ranch Dressing and your favorite side dish.